STRICTLY Come Dancing star Vito Coppola has fuelled rumours he's in a romance with Ellie Leach after referring to her as "my baby".
The pair have taken the BBC ballroom competition by storm with their natural chemistry and flowing moves.
Speculation has been mounting that Ellie, 22, and Vito, 31, maybe an item due to their natural connection on the floor.
Now Vito has now gushed over Ellie's commitment in a sweet post.
The professional dancer shared a black and white picture of himself after another gruelling training session and said: "Just finished another day of rehearsals!!!
"Well done to my baby Ellie Leach."
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The post comes just days after Vito and Ellie appeared to put on a loved-up display on The One Show.
The pair joined hosts Ronan Keating and Lauren Laverne on the sofa ahead of their rumba on Saturday night.
The Coronation Street star beamed as pro partner Vito held her hand and praised her for working hard each week.
Looking at her affectionately, Vito held Ellie's arm and put one arm around her back.
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He said: "To have met this beautiful," he then leaned in and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
Ellie could be seen grinning from ear to ear as he pulled her in closely to him.
Presenter Lauren gushed: "You two!"
Meanwhile, their former co-star Amanda Abbington might just have let the cat out the bag.
Posting an action shot of her latest dance, Ellie captioned the photo: "Thank you, thank you, thank you.
"What a magical night, we are so grateful for all of your support and we’re soooo happy to be through to another week on that strictly dancefloor."
Former competitor Amanda gushed that the duo made the most "beautiful couple."
The 51-year-old Sherlock actor commented: "Stunning. So proud of the both of you."
She added: "You are the most beautiful couple," with a string of love hearts.
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Rumours were further fuelled in week five after their red hot Pasodoble to Faithless's club classic Insomnia.
Upon finishing the passionate routine, Vito placed a hand on his partner's cheek and pulled her in for a kiss, not once but twice.
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